If you would like to develop your English skills to work toward your goals for settlement, employment, further studies, or daily life, these programs are for you!
- Each program is five months long
- 25 hours of instruction each week
- Class times are Monday to Friday (start and end times will vary)
- Each program is five months long
- Class times are 9am – 12pm (morning), 12pm – 3pm (afternoon), and 6:15pm – 9:15pm (evening)
- Morning and afternoon classes are Monday to Friday
- Evening classes are either four times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) or three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
- There are no tuition fees for Permanent Residents and Refugees who are eligible to attend LTC programs. Programs for Permanent Residents and Refugees are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- There is a one-time fee of $25 for the mandatory student identification card.
- Only Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible for these programs.
- Visa students who are interested in studying English at Red River College should contact RRC’s International Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.632.2143 for more information, or learn more about our English language programs for International Students.)
- All eligible applicants must have an English language assessment from WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre). Please call WELARC at 204.943.5387 to register for a language assessment. Once your English language skills have been assessed, WELARC will refer you to a language program that meets your needs. Students that have been referred to Language Training Centre will be contacted regarding your orientation and registration.
Language Proficiency Levels
- For learners at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 7.
- There is one course for each CLB Level.
- You will be assessed and placed into the right level for your current language proficiency. When you complete one course, you may then enter another one at the next level, until you reach a language proficiency that you require for your education, employment, or settlement goals. Your instructors will assess your progress and tell you if you are ready to advance to the next level.
- Computer and online language practice
- Settlement topics (For example: cross-cultural issues; government, education, law and health care in Canada; Canadian culture, recreational activities, climate and weather; formal and informal social interactions)
- Job Market Preparation (For example: job search strategies; interview questions; preparing a resume; employment information)
- Workplace Language Exposure (Students in the higher levels will participate in a volunteer work experience in the final month of the program)
- Listening (For example: authentic and realistic listening tasks like video, audio and guest speakers; listening for general comprehension and for details or information; listening dictations; listening for different purposes – retell, predict, follow instructions, specific details and sounds)
- Reading (For example: authentic and realistic reading formats; building reading strategies; reading for general comprehension and for details; comprehension skills, vocabulary and idioms)
- Speaking (For example: cooperative, pair, small group, and problem-solving activities; discussions, role-plays, simple presentations, and demonstrations; grammar to support accuracy and fluency; speaking strategies and self-monitoring techniques; developing clear speech through pronunciation activities in stress, intonation, and rhythm)
- Writing (For example: purposeful writing tasks; editing and revising; sentence skills and paragraph skills; grammar, spelling and mechanics)
Fall 2019 Term Dates
Dates: September 3, 2019 – January 24, 2020 (19 weeks)
Winter Break: December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Winter 2020 Term Dates
Dates: February 10, 2020 – June 26, 2020 (19 weeks)
Spring Break: March 30, 2020 – April 3, 2020